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upskill

Syllabification: up·skill
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌskil
 
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Definition of upskill in English:

verb

[with object]
1Teach (an employee) additional skills: this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities (as noun upskilling) the upskilling of the labor force
More example sentences
  • We need to upskill them; we need to build up the capacity of our communities.
  • New Zealand First is aware that the bill in itself will not upskill social workers.
  • It would also not catch ex - New Zealand soldiers who assist with upskilling the armed forces of a particular country.
1.1 [no object] (Of an employee) learn additional skills: they will provide grants of up to 75% for staff who decide to upskill
More example sentences
  • We have to upskill across a wider number of people to increase the pool of potential staff.
  • You know, all of us are now working under increasing time pressures, and we need to upskill and retrain more frequently.
  • But the Government can give people employability for life, a chance to upskill and change career direction.

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